Cork &Vine Events. There was this lovely cake by Cakes by Chloe topped with sweet little bride and groom birds!
The containers of sand were all set up and ready for the ceremony.Triangle Catering was busy setting up the buffet that was to the rear of the audience area of the theater. Dave caught Asher, Clea's son, coming back from the vending machine. All the kids and their friends were hanging out behind stage in the dressing areas having a great time. They were SO wired!
One Man Band Acoustic Entertainment--was set up to the side of the stage. He played Over the Rainbow as we assembled on stage behind the closed curtain to begin the ceremony. (After the photographs were done, he moved his equipment to the center of the stage to entertain the guests for the reception. He told me about how he can be a one man band by recording each part then layering them together!)
So the stage was set until we got into place.
Back outside looking down Salem Street in Apex, the white building on the right is the Halle Center.
Here is a view from the other end. This street in Apex was loaded with places to eat and quaint little shops.
The guests were enjoying cocktails downstairs from 7 to 8 then invited to come upstairs for the wedding.
So the guests are all assembled and slowly the curtain opened revealing all of us in our places.
I put on my reading glasses and took center stage welcoming everyone to this wonderful occasion!
Next is to acknowledge the importance of their kids in their marriage and promises they made to them.
Marc placed the ring on Clea's finger......
Then Clea placed Marc's ring on his finger.....as his beautiful daughter, Joli, looks on.
Now for the pouring of their sand together.
Marc's son, William was next.
Then Clea's boys, Ethan and Asher.
Marc and Clea topped off the sand with their sand blended together.
A closing blessing.....
The big pronouncement of marriage!
The kiss! Ethan looks pretty happy about it!
Really? We're married?? Finally!!
The presentation of the newlyweds!
The guests assembled on stage and in front for a group photo.
Then another one below stage with our photographers Thad and Sarah Lawrence with 2&3 Photography.
Hey, I see Clea...and Marc's torso, but where is his head? Looks like Will is speaking to him and he leaned over behind Clea?
Their families together!